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05 July 2017

Emergency Department safety checklist wins national patient safety award

HSJ patient safety award winThe ED safety checklist helps to ensure patient-safety based actions are completed. The aim is to prevent failure to recognise deterioration. 

The checklist was piloted at our Trust in 2014 with demonstrable success in improvements in patient safety. With  the support of the West of England AHSN, this tool has been adopted by all seven EDs in the region, spanning six trusts and the ambulance service, in order to address the shared challenge of ensuring patient safety during periods of crowding.

We are so proud that the checklist won the HSJ Patient Safety Award for 'Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E'.

This project was inspected during our recent CQC visit. In their findings they wrote: "The SHINE patient safety assessment tool had driven significant improvements and clearly demonstrated improved outcomes [...] Since its introduction there had been no incidents of a deteriorating patient not being identified and then managed. 

Read more about the award win here or find out more about the ED safety checklist below.